I can’t believe it! We’re actually taking the kids on their very first road trip! My husband, the kids and I, and my parents are going to be loading up in my parents’ van for 17 whole days. Which is why a simple road trip hack for kids is on my mind!
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We’re going to travel from Washington through Montana, to Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and all of the states in between. There will be camping, random stops, planned out stops, and anything else that comes up.
Honestly, I don’t think I’ve been on a real road trip since I was a teenager. And I’ve NEVER been on a road trip with kids.[Tweet “Traveling with kids can be messy! This simple road trip hack will keep some of that mess contained!”]
So we have been planning, organizing, and planning some more. We have a ton of toys, activities, and busy bags at the ready. We also have a portable dvd player which, at this moment, we are planning on one movie per day. Realistic? Sure, why not!!
The day before our big trip, we’ll load up on healthy snacks.
So one simple road trip hack I had for our trip was to put a huge sheet down to cover the entire seat and floor.
First, take all of the carseats/boosters out and lay the sheet down, maybe tuck it in here and there.
Then cut tiny holes where needed. For the seat belt hooks, the carseat attachments, and anywhere else you deem necessary. If you find a sheet big enough, then it will cover the entire seat and then onto the floor.
I would suggest a King sized flat sheet. If you have one lying around that you no longer need, perfect!! If not, I looked at Goodwill for King sheets and they ran about $7-10. Which really, isn’t too bad considering it will keep a mess contained.
Depending on how messy your children are, will depend on how many times you’ll have to take the sheet outside to shake it out. But then that’s it! Aside from liquids, the sheet will keep the backseats nice a clean!!! AND it will prevent little lego guys from disappearing between the seats…if that sort of thing ever happens to you…
Have you done a road trip with the kiddos yet? Do you have any brilliant road trip hacks to share with me? Please feel free to leave them in the comments!